Although Sci-Fi genre isn’t anything new for the Freeform (previously ABC Family) network with shows like “Kyle XY” and “The Nine Lives of Chloe King” previously having their moments on the network, as soon as “Stitchers” aired I felt like it is a bit different from other Freeform shows. Maybe because the Sci-Fi element was so deeply rooted in science or the characters just felt compelling and interesting, but I knew that this will be on my list of shows that I watch every week. And I know I am not alone, because “Stitchers” have a loyal fan base that supports and roots for the show. Luckily for me and that fan base, on October 6th during a Facebook Live event it was announced that the show is in fact getting its 3rd season. Moreover, the passionate fans were cited as one of the main reasons, besides pretty steady ratings, why the show was renewed.
For those who don’t watch the show, it is about a secret government agency, the Stitchers program, that “stitches” into people’s memories, who have recently died, to find out how they died and bring justice to them. This Sci-Fi procedural stars actors Emma Ishta, who plays the leading lady Kirsten Clark, Kyle Harris who portrays neuroscientist Cameron Goodkin, Allison Scagliotti as Kirstens roomate Camille Engelson, Ritesh Rajan as bioelectrical engineer Linus Ahluwalia, Salli Richardson-Whitfield who plays the head of the Stitchers program Marguerite “Maggie” Baptiste and of course Damon Dayoub as Detective Quincy Fisher, LAPD cop turned Stitchers program detective.
What can we expect from the newest “Stitchers” season? Well the information regarding the show’s upcoming season is still very vague, as it was only just announced that the show was picked up for 10 more episodes after being in the renewal limbo for quite some time. But we can definitely expect to continue following the brilliant female characters as they use science to solve murders, because in the renewal announcement network’s executive vice president of programming and development Karey Burke put a big emphasis on the fact that both Kirsten’s and Camille’s characters are smart girls with extensive knowledge in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields and that the show does promote being smart as something that is cool and something to be proud of. As for the guys, they will obviously be there to alongside Kirsten, Camille and Maggie “stitching” into people’s minds and hopefully helping Kirsten resolve the mystery that is her past.
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